Seldom Seen: Works on Paper by Olive Rush's curator Bettina Raphael will speak as part of the Salon El Zaguán series on the noted author and Quaker, Olive Rush. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibition on display at Historic Santa Fe Foundation from Friday, October 6-Friday, October 27. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jacqueline Hill at email@example.com or 505-983-2567. For information on HSFF membership, visit the Join & Give page.
Curator Bettina Raphael's Statement on the exhibition: An interest in Olive Rush grew out of my involvement over the past several years with the Santa Fe Quaker Meeting, which is housed in the Olive Rush Studio. I was drawn to Olive’s story, a single woman venturing out to the wilds of the Southwest in 1920, who forged a life and an artistic reputation for herself here. I share her love of place, admire her feminist independence, and have found inspiration in her work for my own explorations in watercolor. Throughout my 35 years as an art conservator, I have remained passionate about art history. That passion led me to study Ms. Rush's work and archives where I am still uncovering a rich blend of visual clues and personal insights. I hope viewers to this exhibition find similar inspiration for their own artistic journeys.